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Alvalyn Lundgren

Creating Freelance Road Trip

Filling the Gap Between School and Career So you’ve gone through school and developed a creative portfolio. You’ve tweaked it up one side down the

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Alvalyn Lundgren

Tactics for Better Business Networking

If you are a self-employed creative, business networking is a significant part of your marketing mix. While designers, illustrators and photographers naturally get together with other creatives for mutual support and trend

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Alvalyn Lundgren

Creative Freelancer Q&A: Do Business, Not Favors!!!

Avoid awkward moments and misunderstandings about getting paid for your freelance work. Prepare written agreements for each client that outlines the type of work you will do, how much you will charge for it, and how you want to be paid. You cannot make a living by doing favors.

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Alvalyn Lundgren

How To Get Clients To Pay You

What do you do when you a client refuses to pay you? According to Freelancers Union nearly  50% of freelancers were stiffed by clients in the past 12

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How To Work With Clients

10 Best Practices For Building Reputation and Relationships When you accept a client’s project, you make it your own. You’re not creating for yourself. Even so,

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Alvalyn Lundgren

How To Choose Good Clients

Good clients are integral to successful freelance projects and to your career overall. Beyond the project itself, a referral or recommendation from the right client can open doors

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How to Avoid Spam in Your Blog Comments

One thing I really appreciate about using WordPress for my website platform is the multitude of time-saving plug-ins available. One plug-in I really appreciate is Akismet. Akismet recognizes and

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They’ll Notice

Start-up businesses and organizations tend to hold themselves back in terms of establishing reputation and solidity by under-budgeting and under-investing in the brand-building graphics and

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Design As Your Ambassador

Graphic design represents ideas and values. A design is not in itself the idea, but the expression of it. Design points to something greater than

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